The Green Mister Rogers: Environmentalism in Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood

Univ. of Mississippi. (Children’s Literature Association). Mar. 2022. 188p. Tr $247.50. ISBN 9781496838667; pap. $25. ISBN 9781496838674.
Coauthors Lindey and King devote careful attention to the five episodes of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood that aired to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Earth Day in 1990 under the theme “Caring for the Environment.” This book expands on the impassioned, environmental teachings of Fred Rogers throughout his life. It offers yet another way to approach the work Rogers did, emphasizing his commitment to the connection and care for human and non-human relations and ecosystems. The steep price might be prohibitive, but the paperback edition could fit the bill. Over 30 color images are spread throughout, making this an even more appealing read.
VERDICT This book is a must-read, and a rich addition to any collection on children’s media.

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